- Girls, be silent: This, in a classroom, from a role model: "all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to. Now a lot of boys aren’t supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I’m saying? One day y’all are going to have a very deep voice like this. One day, you’ll have a very, very deep voice. But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!"
- Silent films: With the Oscars coming up, it's alarming to learn that women said only 27 percent of the words in 2016's biggest movies.
- Accept no imitations: "I’ve worked at companies at which I felt like I couldn’t be myself, and I’ve worked at ones at which I could; and boy what a difference it made." That feeling of being inauthentic applies to women and speaking, especially in the workplace. Sallie Krawcheck breaks it down for us in It's 2017. Why are we still telling women to act like men at work?
- Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at What made this one of TED's most popular talks in 2016?, and Famous Speech Friday shared a redux post of Betty Friedan's call for a women's strike.
- Join me in London April 3 for my one-day workshop, Creating a TED-Quality Talk. It's a small-group session and seats are filling...
- About the quote: Find more quotes like this one from Terry Tempest Williams on our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook, where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: